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Love & Other Drugs (2010)

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A young woman suffering from Parkinson's befriends a drug rep working for Pfizer in 1990s Pittsburgh.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Maggie (Hathaway) is an alluring free spirit who won't let anyone - or anything - tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie (Gyllenhaal), whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. Maggie and Jamie's evolving relationship takes them both by surprise, as they find themselves under the influence of the ultimate drug: love. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

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Accros aux nuits sans lendemain ou dépendants l'un de l'autre? (Addicted to one-night stands or dependent on one another?) (French)

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Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, pervasive language, and some drug material | See all certifications »

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24 November 2010 (USA)  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,739,161 (USA) (26 November 2010)

Gross:

$32,357,532 (USA) (11 February 2011)
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In setting up the sex scenes, the actors were encouraged to improvise, but with their clothes on. Edward Zwick says that it is "colder" on a set because there are people all around, the camera, and other distractions. Therefore, the improvisation was useful in setting the scenes and shots for the actual shoot. See more »

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When Jaime is on the couch eating cereal at Maggie's house, the box reads "corn flakes". The label switches from facing the camera to facing away from the camera. Also, the box switches from the corn flake box to what appears to be a Honey Nut Cheerios box. See more »

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Jamie Randall: Let's just say in some alternate universe, there's a couple just like us, okay? Only she's healthy and he's perfect. And their world is about how much they're going to spend on vacation or who's in a bad mood that day, or whether they feel guilty about having a cleaning lady. I don't want to be those people. I want us. You. This.
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References General Hospital (1963) See more »

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Written by Beck (as Beck Hansen), John King (as John Robert King', Michael Simpson (as Michael S. Simpson) and Bob Dylan
Performed by Beck
Courtesy of Geffen Records
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[Contains a sample of "It's All Over Now Baby Blue". Performed by Them. Courtesy of Polydor Records Ltd.]
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The same story... ugh
14 March 2011 | by (Los Girasoles, Chaclacayo, Lima, Perú.) – See all my reviews

It's very difficult to give a higher rate to this movie. It's supposed to be presented as a different romantic comedy, yet, it's the same old story that bores to death. The promiscuous irresponsible guy ('cause men are always like that) and the promiscuous irresponsible girl (she's just that way 'cause she has a broken heart, 'cause women are never like that) played by Gyllenhall and Hathaway are just not convincing. Their respective friends -his loser brother and her gay black friend (sounds familiar?) are just useless for the plot.

The "originality" is in the "dramatic" story of Hathaway's character and the 90's background, with its medical consumerism and the negotiation with the health system. Yet this two aspects, perhaps the less bad things of the film, are poorly treated in the script. Such a bad cinematographic experience. The movie is not only bad, is not even funny!


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